LegacyLogo This activity is funded, in part, by appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State's general fund, and its arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Project Grants

CMAB Fiscal Year starts July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017

Project Grants provide support for projects that increase access to the arts, arts education and arts & cultural heritage. $7,000 grant maximum with a 30% match reguirement.


  • Nonprofit 501(c) (3) arts organizations
  • Arts groups without nonprofit designation that are sponsored by a fiscal agent
  • Nonprofit organizations that do not have arts as a primary focus, such as schools, senior centers, community education, cultural groups and colleges
  • Local government entities (city, township and county)
Art Fair in the Gardens 2015

Application DEADLINE:
Rnd1: Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
Rnd2: Wed., Nov. 2, 2016
Rnd3: Wed., March 1, 2017

*DRAFT Review Deadlines:

Rnd1: Wed., July 20, 2016
Rnd2: Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
Rnd3: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017


BOARD Review:
Rnd1: Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016
Rnd2: Thurs., Dec. 8, 2016
Rnd3: Thurs., April 13, 2017
Project Grant GUIDELINES
Click the icon to download either PDF or Word format.
Coming Soon  
Final reports are also completed online.
For instructions on how to create an account and how to use the
online grant system, Watch the Applicant Tutorial.

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